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About Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?

Facial acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, hair-like needles into the face and body. This process increases blood flow to the face, helps to shed dead skin cells, and can boost collagen production. It also reduces tension in the muscles of the forehead and jaw. The needles stimulate the flow of energy to the face and  body, and can also help with headaches, digestion, anxiety, stress reduction, as well as an improve mood. When it comes to skin care, facial acupuncture can also be used to treat many other dermatological concerns such as dry skin, acne, scarring, rosacea, dull complexion, and eczema.

What are the benefits?

Promotes health and overall well being.  Benefits patients suffering from bell's palsy, stroke, trigeminal neuralgia, benefits the eyes, ears, sinuses, thyroid and brain, Improved muscle and skin tone, increases collagen production and has an effect on its dispersal, helps to eliminate and reduce bags under the eyes, helps to eliminate puffiness by improving metabolism and thus eliminating excess fluids, helps to eliminate fine lines of the face and has a diminishing effect on larger wrinkles, improves hormonal balance and treats hormonal acne, moisturizes the skin by increased local circulation of blood and lymph to the face, improves facial color, tightens pores, brightens the eyes and helps to lift drooping eyelids, reduces stress evident on the skin, slows the aging process from within. This treatment is not merely confined to the face, but incorporates the entire body and constitutional issues of health. Risk and potential complications are associated such as but not limited to minimal bruising and occasionally a few drops of blood after needles are removed.

What to expect during a treatment?

The patient will have a full TCM initial intake prior to first facial rejuvenation treatment, we may discuss diet and lifestyle to see where shifts will need to take place, after I have determined where you need re balancing the first treatment will begin with the patient lying down with arms and legs exposed as well as the face, if the face has not already been cleansed by the patient I will use wipes to remove make up, points on the ears, hands and legs are sterilized with alcohol, a needling facial rejuvenation protocol is performed with multiple acupuncture and intra-dermal needles for 30 mins. After the needles are removed the skin in then re cleansed and a finishing facial massage with beauty pearls helps to bring out the patient's innate beauty and radiance.  This treatment is a protocol of 12 sessions and usually one will notice the best improvement around the seventh treatment, some will take longer.  It is very important to complete all 12 sessions to see the best results which last 3-5 years with only monthly follow ups to help maintain the results.